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BMW Z4

2019
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BMW Z4 2019 convertible
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A larger, more powerful BMW Z4 roadster returns to market after a three-year hiatus with a soft top, and reduced weight. The Z4 will launch with the sDrive30i, and will later add a high-performance M40i. Both configurations have more power than before. Each uses an eight-speed automatic transmission. There is no more manual transmission option. The soft top will be able to open and close when the roadster is on the move. Connectivity is central to the latest iDrive infotainment system, which can connect to a wide range of personal devices. Owners can use a smartphone as a digital key. All Z4s will be equipped with forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, and lane-departure warning.
All Ratings & Reliability
2009-2017
2009 Redesign Year
BMW Z4 2016
The second generation of the Z4 was introduced with a retractable hardtop replacing the cloth top of the previous iteration. This generation also marked the end of the Z4 coupe and the Z4M. Overall, this BMW falls short on the fun-to-drive leader board. Handling is capable and secure, but lacks the tactile feedback and thrill potential a driving enthusiast craves. The bowstring-taut ride is almost jarring at times and the cabin, though well finished, is a snug fit for folks of even average girth. Standard safety equipment includes antilock brakes; brake assist and electronic stability control, along with rollover protection from roll bars behind the head restraints.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 N/A N/A
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2016 $31,950 - $41,225 $27,075 - $35,575
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2015 $28,400 - $36,050 $23,685 - $30,685
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2014 $22,925 - $29,225 $18,550 - $24,300
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2013 $19,125 - $25,925 $14,875 - $21,125
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2012 $16,475 - $21,425 $12,400 - $16,900
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2011 $15,350 - $19,500 $11,350 - $15,100
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2010 $13,725 - $15,975 $9,850 - $11,850
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2009 $13,375 - $15,075 $9,500 - $11,000
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2003-2008
2003 Redesign Year
BMW Z4 2008
The Z4 arrived for 2003 with slightly more interior room, as well as a choice of two six-cylinder engines. While improved over the Z3 (which it replaced) in nearly every way, the Z4 retained the original car's choppy ride. Plus, it isn't very agile, partly because the steering is imprecise and non-linear. The one-touch power top is very convenient. Both of the available 3.0-liter six-cylinders are strong, and the M coupe and roadster use an even more powerful 3.2-liter that makes 330 hp.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2008 $9,300 - $18,575 $5,900 - $14,180
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2007 $8,225 - $17,825 $4,935 - $13,480
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2006 $7,325 - $16,650 $4,135 - $12,430
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2005 $6,575 - $6,875 $3,460 - $3,710
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2004 $6,425 - $6,700 $3,305 - $3,555
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2003 $5,675 - $5,975 $2,665 - $2,915